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Usability in Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Pages

When I think of usability, my thoughts primarily revolve around the ease of use of a system — how it works, what works and what doesn’t. There’s a lot more to it than that.

Dribbble Invite Giveaway

Some time ago, I was drafted to Dribbble. Other than being a great place for inspiration, Dribbble is a good opportunity to discuss my work with other designers — which has been both fun and educational. I would like every designer to experience this — unfortunately, I only have one invite.

Usability in Icons

In many apps, icons are used to illustrate a specific function — it can be used for everything from information to actions. But if the user doesn’t understand the icon, what’s the point?

8 Advice about Usability Testing

When studying for my Bachelor’s degree in Medialogy, usability testing was an important step in each iteration of our projects. In this article, I’m going to introduce you to some of the things I learned doing usability testing. This will not teach you about how to perform an actual usability test, but rather help you to create the best circumstances for your test.

Book Review: Introducing HTML5

Everyone’s talking about HTML5 right now. And still, it seems that no one really understands what it is. You could sit down with the spec. Or you could read Remy Sharp and Bruce Lawson’s Introducing HTML5.

CSS3 is Not Freaking HTML5

So, there’s been quite a buzz about HTML5 lately. New semantic elements, native audio and video tags, the canvas element, etc. It’s all good. However, some people seem to have a hard time distinguishing between HTML5 and CSS3. And between HTML5 and jQuery. Not Flash. They know that HTML5 is not Flash.

Stunning Wedding Invitation Inspiration and Resources

When the big day comes closer, you need to send out invitations. Sure, you might buy some cards and put your names on them. But if you’re a designer, why not design them yourself? This post holds examples of some amazing wedding invitation cards, that you can use for your inspiration. You will also find fonts, brushes, patterns, etc., that you can use in your designs.

Create a Cool Messy List with CSS3 and nth-child

While working on a design recently, I stumbled upon Chris Coyier’s article How nth-child Works. Chris shows us the basics of the nth-child pseudo-selector in CSS. It can be used for so many things, but in this short tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a cool messy list.

Should Comment Forms Have More Fields?

Often, when you visit a website, you’ll want to leave a comment there. To do that, you’ll of course write some text in a comment form. But most comment forms, regardless of their design, look the same. Sure, some do add that hated captcha field, but still, most comment forms are the same.

How to Use Directions with Google Maps API V3

Google Maps are more fun when you can get directions. And now you can! The recent release of the Google Maps API adds two new classes in order to enable directions. In this article I will show you how to add an input field in an infobox and use that to render a route.